Sometimes small changes can make a big impact. Just before the summer holidays kick off here, I wanted to fresh up our master bedroom. Without making it one of our projects, we want to show how we change the mood of this room with just a set of new crisp bedding and a quick and painless DIY #Ikeahack.
You know how we love beautiful textiles as it adds a sense of richness. We enjoy playing around with bedding and always have our seasonal favorites. Although we often work with bold colors in our projects and own kids rooms, for our own master bedroom we prefer using a very neutral color palette. And as temperatures are souring at the moment, cool, crisp, white bedding is what we require right now.
My new Purity set from Crisp Sheets is woven with a special technique to ensure the soft touch stays crisp, as if you just made your bed. The delicate structure just adds that something extra.
Together with this, I took the chance to do a DIY with my very loved IKEA lounge chair. Despite the fact that I know I am walking on thin ice when changing this Piet Hein Eek design, I felt that it could ‘pop’ some more. A coat of mat black spray paint was all the legs needed.
A new set of Crisp Sheets and a quick DIY can do a lot for a room. For me it was about freshening up, getting into that summer mood.
Whether it is for a photo shoot or an installation, we are always on the look out for new products to work with. We have quite a few well known go-to sites we use and shops we visit. Yet we also very much enjoy using unique products made by enthusiastic creatives that are possibly driving their business from their kitchen table.
As we are working on our projects for the weeks to come, our ‘saved’ Instagram posts and shopping carts are filling up. Some of these items are still just options, while others have already been allocated.
Maybe you are thinking of redecorating a room or revamping an area in your house. Let us know if you share the love for these products that are in our carts right now. We’d love to hear from you!
Last month we made quite an exciting announcement regarding a new business adventure: fronteriors. Together with Kath Hawkes (aka @houseofhawkes ) we decided that after years, of having a great collaborative working relationship, we could bring it up a notch and start designing and making furniture. It is an absolute dream from my bucket list and has been an entrepreneurial endeavor since the idea first came up over coffee in January of this year. F
Almost two weeks ago, we brought all our sample pieces into 8th Street Studios for our very first Fronteriors product shoot. Seeing all the designs we have worked on literally come to life as we put the various configurations together that day was a really special milestone for us. And it could not have happened without with a LOT of help from our friends in the trade – to whom we are forever grateful. Our star, Marli, was behind the camera and the energetic Jelle Leeksma from Yalla Yalla Media was there to assist with some video content for our website tutorials. The lovely Kristin Nystrom, stylist and photographer extraordinaire, was on hand to style Kath and I while we posed for a quick picture or two for the website… feeling ever like the fish out of water that I am when a lens in on me! The Jotun team were there in full support, painting studio walls in our favourite shades and our friends at Nordic Homeworx even arrived with a spectacular Kährs wood floor that I needed to be physically separated from at the end of the day. We had also had our pick of some beautiful accessories from The Bowery Company and Home & Soul. So, here we are giving you a first look at the Fronteriors designs. It’s not yet the full collection, but it’s what we have available for now and we are so excited to be offering you the possibility of making stylish, quality furniture at a reasonable price. Our collection of fronts, handles, legs, sides and tops are designed to fit IKEA’s most loved cabinet frames, including the BILLY and BESTA options, which is the ones we have decided to start with. Kitchens and waredrobes will follow in due course.
With a long and colorful history of #ikeahacking between us, we plan to ensure that Fronteriors will bring the latest interior trends to the market, including many stylish finishes that have not often been seen in the hacking arena.
Interested? Email email@example.com to request a copy of the cookbook. Until the website build is complete, orders can be addressed by email. We are so eager to start!
Summer is on our doorstep. The mornings are light, the evenings get long and our sleeves get short. It’s a great time to update the kids wardrobe as they grow faster then weeds. These long legs were in desperate need of some new cool shorts and we therefore could not be happier with our order from Hundred Pieces.